Battle of Appomattox Court House

Battle of Appomattox Court House


The Battle of Appomattox Court House fought on the morning of April 9 1865 was the final engagement of Confederate States Army General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army under Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and one of the last battles of the American Civil War. Lee having abandoned the Confederate capital of Richmond Virginia after the ten-month Siege of Petersburg retreated west hoping to join his army with the Confederate forces in North Carolina. Union forces pursued and cut off the Confederate retreat at the village of Appomattox Court House.

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Child named Carl who became a soldier; with handwritten note and lock of hair in case

    Photo shows a childhood image of a soldier named Carl. He was killed in combat during the fighting at Dinwiddie Court House (March 31) and Five Forks (April 1), shortly before Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. (Source: Matthew R. Gross and Elizabeth T. Lewin, 2010) Identified soldier is probably: Carlos E. Rogers of Company K, 185th New York, who was killed on either March 29 or 30, 1865, at Quaker Road in Dinwiddie County. (Source: North South Trader's Civil War, vol. 35, 2010, p. 55)

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